Quote: M.F.K. Fisher / Photo: Fendy Pradana on Unsplash
Note: As the COVID-19 pandemic upends all of our lives, it is great to have something to look forward to in the future and help us keep some routine in our lives. Despite how it seems now, life will go on. Eventually. At this point, Ironman Canada in August 2020 is still on as scheduled. We have no way to know if this will stay the same but we can remain positive and hold on to hope. Maintaining training for this event may seem like some strange combo of pointless, impossible, and the only thing keeping you sane in these scary and trying times. Right now, it’s about doing what you can with what you can control and we are basing this blog on that.
Swim. Bike. Run. Check. Hopefully, you’ve been able to maintain some volume of training although swimming for most right now is a no-go with pools closed. This is the time to try dryland swim workouts and resistance band workouts to keep some muscle memory for swimming even if you don’t have any time in the water. Not to worry because with five months to go there is still time to get the swim back. Hopefully for many it will be warm enough to hit that open water soon.
Besides swim, bike and run what else can we focus on now and work on during these unusual times? What is a key aspect of training that supports all three of these sports and helps drive recovery? It’s the fourth sport that isn’t always acknowledged. Fueling!
Yep, working on your nutrition in all it’s many aspects is critical to a successful Ironman. It’s time to put on your detective hat to do some sleuthing about nutrition.
COVID-19. With news of the corona virus sweeping aside all other news and disrupting everyday life, we are getting a lot of questions about what to do with training. For some, training and fitness might have to take a back seat while dealing with school age kids now at home or elderly parents needing supplies or help. For others the work from home policies are helping them find time to get workouts in (possibly this is a silver lining?). Many local events have cancelled including large road races and other larger events have a tough decision ahead of them. Many folks are not wanting to go to the gym or take the classes they usually take so we wanted to remind you all, there are options!